Board and Staff

The Festivals Edinburgh board comprises the CEOs or Directors of its member festivals:


Ken Hay: CEO, Edinburgh International Film Festival

Deputy Chair

Sorcha Carey: Director, Edinburgh Art Festival

Board Members

Brigadier David Allfrey: Managing Director, Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo
Joanna Baker: Managing Director, Edinburgh International Festival
Paul Fitzpatrick: Executive Director, Imaginate Festival
Dr Simon Gage OBE: Director, Edinburgh International Science Festival
Penny Dougherty: Director, Edinburgh's Hogmanay
Shona McCarthy: Chief Executive, Edinburgh Festival Fringe Society
Sophie Moxon: Operations & Finance Director, Edinburgh International Book Festival
Donald Smith: Director, Scottish International Storytelling Festival
Roger Spence:
 Producer of Edinburgh Jazz & Blues Festival

Festivals Edinburgh staff:

Julia Amour: Director
Sarah Begg
Kate Bouchier-Hayes: PR and Marketing Officer
James McVeigh: Head of Marketing & Innovation
Catriona Patterson: Environmental Officer
Susan Russell: Marketing Manager
Gary Stewart: General Manager
Michael Thomas: Digital Marketing Officer
Alexis Woolley: Bookkeeper

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